Wednesday, March 22, 2017

On to AdeptiCon



          I am arriving late today. It is part of the deal when flying on points. You kind of, have to, take the best deal you can get. This puts you on the flights no one wants. Which gets me in at 20:21 to Midway.

         Zero complaints with Delta flying stateside. The seats have more leg room than American or United. International is a different story, go United. (especially if your military or Vet.) They are sweet enough to you. I get free bags and Club passes.


          The Tau are coming out again for AdeptiCon. All 3 games on Saturday and for the Tourney Sunday. Maybe a primer game Thursday. They were the only option for Cold Wars. As the Tau were the only army I could easily get at in storage. The rest are buried.
          But now I have the Eldar army I bought. I know jack all nothing about Eldar. Whoever would play me would experience a slow painful game.

Tau reinforcements.

         There had always been holes in the army. I used one Cuda to represent two. Step one to filling it out. They will not be ready for AdeptiCon. Also I failed to order enough Recon units to fill out my AdeptiCon list. ( Dave is holding a order made long ago. No packages ever get thru to Argentina. So long ago I don't remember what is in it.) I sent a request to Dave to change my submitted list.


And I am still repairing and packing the Eldar army for storage.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Cold Wars "purchases"

         Walley's basement Fields and resin. Four packs of irrigation ditches for FoF.
        Well I bought more bases and palm trees. Shit ton of palms

Sudan project markers. water cart, supply wagon, British & Dervish dead, and gators, Egyptian dudes
 Corn rows for FoF. Most importantly "Sand and Gravel Fixer." That shit is magical.
 10 bucks! Now I am thinking about 10mm ancients after the Sudan. Pushing 15mm ACW off yet again.


Cold Wars day 3

 HMGS' Cold Wars Sunday

FUBAR. I got up. I wanted to sleep in. Never once did I show up for Sunday gaming. I felt guilty this time, cause I came all this way and not play when I had the chance.

7 scheduled games. Only one dude managed to get his shit together and run his scheduled game.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cold Wars day 2

HMGS' Cold Wars Saturday
         The MechaniCon NetEA Tourney

          I will be going with the list a primed in January. The idea is to sit back and shoot turn one. The goal to maintain activation superiority by clipping the other dudes small detachments. Once activation superiority is established, abuse coordinated fire knocking down a harder target.

Game One    2 - 0     TSNP & DTF

         I had Shawn and his knight list. This was a game I thought I would lose. I normally kill zero knights. It is an army that I am useless against. Today was a different.
         We both forgot to place our garrisons. I failed to use crossfire in every opportunity.

Shawn's list

My List
Objective placements
This is where every battle report by me suffers. I can never remember to take pictures. All flank positions are based from my view.

Turn One 

Knights win Initiative
Knight - Infantry Platoon - Advances - targets the Stealth Suits - 1BM
Tau - Baracauda - Ground Attack - targets the Infantry Platoon - 1KIA & 2BM
Knight - Lancers - Fail to activate -
Tau- IonHeads - Sustain - targets the Lancers - 1BM
Knight - Custodian - Doubles - targets the Broadsides BTS - 2KIA & 3BM
Tau - Baracuda - Ground attack - targets the Lancers - 1BM
Knight - House - Doubles - targets the Suits - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Recon Left Flank - Doubles - targets the Custodians - 2BM
Knight - T-bolts - Ground attack - targets the Devilfish/FireWarriors - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Recon Center - Double - targets the Infantry Platoon - 1BM
Knight- House BTS - Advance - targets Recon Left Flank - 1KIA & 2 BM
Tau - Broadsides BTS - Fail to activate
Tau - Suits - Marshall & move
Tau - Devilfish/FireWarriors - Marshall - targets the House - 1BM
Tau - Recon right flank - Sustain - targets the House - 2BM
Tau - Ocra/FireWarriors - Ground attack - targets Infantry Platoon - Eliminated
Tau - Stealth - Marshall - targets the House - 1BM
Knight AA lays a BM on the Cudas outbound

Turn Two

Tau win Initiative
Tau - Suits - Advance - targets the House - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Ionheads - Sustain - targets the House - 1BM
Knight - House - Engage - Suits - 3KIA & suits broken
Knight - Custodians - Advance - targets the FireWarriors - 2KIA & 4BM
Tau - Baracuda - ground attack - targets the house - 1BM
Knight - Tbolt - Fail
Tau - Ocra - Ground attack - targets the House - 1BM
Knight - Lancers - Advance - targets the Recon Center - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Baracuda - ground attack - targets the House - Broken
Tau - Recon Left flank - Advance - targets the House - 1KIA & 1 wound
Knight - AA battery - Sustain - targets Recon Center - 2KIA & broken
Tau - FW - Advance - nada
Tau - Broadsides - Advance - targets the House - 1KIA & 1 wound
Tau - FW&DF - Advance - targets the house - Eliminated

Turn Three

Tau win Initiative
Tau - Recon LF & Broadsides - Advance & Sustain - targets the BTS - 1KIA & 3BM
Tau - Ionheads - Sustain - targets the  House BTS - 1KIA & 3BM
Knight - Lancers - Engage - FW - Eliminated
Knight - House BTS - Marshall - nada
Tau - Baracuda - Ground attack - targets the House BTS - 1BM
Knight - Tbolt - ground attack - targets the Recon LF - broken
Knight - Custodians - Marshall - targets Boardsides BTS - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Baracuda - Ground attack - targets the House BTS - 1BM
Knight - AA - March
Tau - Stealth - Fail
Tau - Ocra - Ground attack - targets the House BTS - 1BM
Tau - FW&DF - Sustain - targets the house BTS - 1BM
Tau - Recon LF - Advance - targets the AA - Eliminated
Tau - Recon RF - Advance - Fail





Game Two   2 - 0     BTS & BLITZ

His List
My List
Objectives
 Deployment

Turn One

Marines win Intiative
Marine - Assault - doubles
Tau - Stealth Suits - double
Marine - Whirlwind - Sustains - targets the Stealth Suits - 1KIA &2 BM
Tau - Baracuda - ground attack - targets the Assault - 1KIA & 2 BM
Marine - Tac RF - doubles
Tau - Baracuda - ground attacks - targets the Assault - 1BM
Marine - Predator - Advances
Tau - Recon RF - Sustains - targets the Preds - 1BM
Marine - Tac LF - Advances
Tau - Recon LF - Advances - targets the Tac LF - 1KIA & 2 BM
Marine - Devs - double - targets the Recon LF - nada
Tau - Recon Center - failed
Tau - FW&DF - Sustain - targets the Devs - 1KIA & 2 BM
Tau - Ionheads - Fail -
Tau - Suits - double - targets the Tac LF - Broken
Tau - Ocra - ground attack - targets the Assault - Eliminated

Turn Two

Both Termies teleport, no mishaps
Tau win Initiative
Tau - FW - Sustain - targets the Termies - broken
Tau - Suits - fail -
Marine - Termies - Assault - Ionheads - Eliminated
Tau - Baracuda - ground attack - targets the Devs - 1KIA & 2 BM
Marine - Whirlwind - Sustains - targets the FW - 5 KIA & 6BM
Tau - Recon LF - Advance - targets the Devs - 2KIA & 3BM
Marine - Devs - Marshall - targets Recon LF - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Broadsides - advance - targets the Devs - 3KIA Broken
Marine - Tac - Assaults - Stealth suits - Eliminated
Tau - Ocra - ground attack - Tac LF - Eliminated
Marine - Preds - Advance - targets the Recon LF - 2 KIA Broken
Tau - Baracuda - ground attack - fail
Tau - FW&DF - Advance - targets the Termies - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Recon RF - Advance - targets the Tac RF - 1 KIA & 2 BM
Tau - Recon Center - Sustains - targets the Tac RF - 1 BM

Turn Three
Tau win Initiative
Tau - FW - Advance - targets the Termies BTS - Eliminated
Tau - Broadsides - Advance - targets the Tac RF - 2KIA & 3 BM
Marine - Devs - Fail
Tau - Recon C - Advance - targets the Preds - 1BM
Marine - Whirlwinds - Sustain - targets the Suits - 1 BM
Tau - Suits - fail
Marine - Preds - Advance - targets the Recon C - broken
Tau - Recon RF - Fail
Tau - FW - Double - targets the Termies - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Ocra - ground attack - fail
Tau - Baracuda - Ground attack - targets the Termies - Eliminated
Tau - Recon LF - March

Game Three
This time I am up against Kal. The knights are the toughest. Yet Kal is the best Tactical General. No Garrisons. At some point this turned into slug fest, back a mole. Which left us to the dice gods in the end. Turn Three's initiative roll sealed either of our fates.

Kal's list
My list
Objectives

Turn One

Elder win Initiative
Eldar - Bombers - ground attack - targets the Ions - 3KIA broken
Tau - Ocra & FW - ground attack - targets the Spears - 5KIA broken
Eldar - Void - Sustains - targets the FW - 3KIA & 5BM
Tau - Baracuda - ground attack - targets the Guardians RF - 1BM
Eldar - Guardians RF - Sustain - targets the FW - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - baracuda - ground attack - targets the Spears - 1 KIA & 2 BM
Eldar - Guardains FL - double - targets the stealth suits - 1BM
Tau - Recon Center - double
Eldar - Falcon RF - doubles - targets the Recon LF - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - Stealth - double ******Bone Head move of the game. Just straight up gave Kal an activation kill*******
Eldar - jet bikes - Engage - targets the stealth suits - 5KIA broken
Tau - Broadsides - overwatch
Eldar - Falcon RF - doubles - targets the Ocra - one wound 2 BM
Tau - Recon RF - doubles - targets the Falcon RF - 1BM
Eldar - BTS - Advance
Tau - FW&DF - Sustain - targets the Falcon RF - 2KIA  & 3BM
Tau - Reconn RF - doubles - targets Guardians C - 1BM
Tau - Suits - double - targets the guardains C - 1KIA & 2BM
Tau - FW - overwatch

Turn Two

Eldar win Initiative
Eldar - Avatar - Engage - targets the FW - 5KIA Broken
Eldar - Falcon LF - Advance - targets the Recon LF - 2KIA Broken
Eldar - Bombers - ground attack - targets the Recon RF - 3KIA Broken
Tau - Broadsides - double - targets the Falcons RF - 4KIA broken
Tau - suits - advance - targets the Guardians RF - 6KIA broken
Eldar - Guardians FL - double - targets the FW - 1KIA
Eldar - Falcon RF - Advance - targets the Recon Center - 1KIA  2BM
Tau - Baracuda - ground attack - targets the Bikes - 1BM
Eldar - Spears - doubles - nada
Eldar - Bike - Engage - targets the suits - Tau win (1KIA), bikes broken
Tau - Baracuda - ground Attack - bikes
Tau - Ocra - ground attack- bikes - bike Eliminated
Tau - Recon Center - Advance - targets the Guardians (broken) - 2KIA

Turn Three

Tau win Initiative
Tau - Recon Center & Suits - Coordinated fire targets the BTS - Eliminated
Tau - Baracuda - Fail
Eldar - Void - Sustains - targets the suits - 2KIA Broken
Eldar - Falcon RF - failed
With the Eldar finished Tau activations continued to eliminate all threats

Tau Win 4 - 0  Blitz was the only one I did not get





















Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cold Wars day 1

HMGS' Cold Wars Friday

            The place was empty. They complain about attendance. Well move locations and move the dam thing to May. People HATE the Host. People have been burned by winter storms too many times for Cold Wars. So just keep doing the exact same thing and expect a different results!!!!!!

           My first game was F127 ACW Regimental Fire and Fury 15May1864 Resaca, Ga. I was running the CSA center. I love the RF&F rules. Always a good time. The game master Kaleb has hosted more than one game of the years for me. He is super knowledgeable and ensures you understand the objectives.

           Sadly this game was called, when the Lowell running the largest Union section "gave up." We started at 9:30,  he gave in before 11:20. The game was scheduled to end at 13:00. It is a CON game. That is an asshole move. 
          This was his position when he "gave in!" Lots of fresh units, supported units, no one is out of position. That cock ruined a game he felt his win was questionable.

          You may think I am a cock for calling him out. If your a guy that gets one game per day and this was the one you got. What the Fuck?

Other games this day.




 Colonial War action!!!!

My last game was F391 Battle of Kandahar 1880. This one was canceled 1.5 hours prior to the start. Luck me, a mate found me and said your game is canned. I was then lucky enough to get in on Roy Jones' F213 The sand dunes of Zwartfontein. Great game! If you ever get a chance to meet Roy, do it.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cold Wars Thursday


COLD WARS March 16 - 19, 2017Convention Theme: "A Good Day to Die Hard"



Hours of Operation:

 Day Gaming Exhibitor's Area Registration Desk Event Desk Wally's Basement
 Thursday 6 pm - Until
Open Gaming
 Closed 7 pm - 9 pm 7 pm - 9 pm Closed
 Friday 9 am - 1 am 12 pm - 6 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm 2 pm - 5 pm
 Saturday 8 am - 1 am 9 am - 6 pm 8 am - 4 pm 8 am - 4 pm 10 am - 1 pm
2 pm - 5 pm
 Sunday 8 am - 5 pm 9 am - 12 pm 8 am - 10 am 8 am - 10 am 9 am - 11 am(free)


         Hopefully the registration will be sorted out. There have been a few years where it was totally jacked up. This year my shit is printed out.
         How did it go? They had their shit together. Registration was 15 minutes at most. Nothing was going on at all Thursday night.

The vendor hall is packed. Looks like an entire new row of tables was added.


20mm & Books & Epic Army

          So, I got a problem. Miniatures like crack to me. This is the crack before I get to Cold Wars & AdeptiCon. We all know I will be buying shit there too. I need to get some self control.

         The goodies awaiting for me stateside. The 20mm Tali were ordered back last summer. Crazy back order.
 These will be added to the very big pile of 20mm Sudan
More books. All of which were sourced for ABE.
 If I could go back in time, Vol I&II would be the first books I would get.
 This piggy had to come from England. Another must have book.

          The Epic Eldar army. I paid 400 +/-. The lot was packed in toilet paper. All individually wrapped and jammed into a box. Jammed! A lot more care should have been used when shipping a heavy army internationally.
 This is the bunch broken up in shipping. Simple repairs. No chipped paint.